My niece's carry gun, Bersa .380 was stolen from her home two weeks ago, today I think.
She called me crying her eyes out and I sent her to the police station to report it stolen in compliance with the law.
The officer refused to make a report because she didn't have the serial number of the gun. So I sent her back to try again, with the additional instruction of getting the guy's name and badge number if he refused to make the report again.
The law says all stolen guns must be reported.
Meanwhile, she's been pursuing the matter on her own, asking the friends of the guy she suspected of taking it, and this morning called to let me know a friend of hers bought it off the street for $50 from the person who took it off the thief's hands and she has it back. She says it is damaged, the mechanical safety removed and other things. I'll see it tomorrow myself.
My questions are:
What do I do about it now?
I intended on sending the police chief a nasty-gram but hadn't gotten around to it yet. Should I go demand he do something about this little meth head and the people who buy guns off of him?
Ain't activism fun?
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"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And because I can not do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of GOD, I will do."- Edward Everett Hale (descendant of Nathan Hale)